FAO on Food We Consume

WebPublicaPress (UNITED NATIONS) Rome/New York – The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) has finally come up with a set of instructions on how to assess the safety of the food we consume. This is important not only because we need to reaffirm the old truth that food is like a medicine – for the treatment of many [...]

Poor Countries May Wait For Vaccines Until 2024

WebPublicaPress – Geneva/New York – If most of the whole world, meaning the rich but also the poor, do not get vaccine against COVID-19, then the effectiveness of vaccines in environments that can afford them, because they can buy them, will not be successful. The whole planet is in danger because of that.
Will rich pay for global [...]

Alexei Navalny – Remember Him

WebPublicaPress (New York) – France has urged Germany to scrap a major gas pipeline project — Nord Stream 2 — with Russia. EU members are considering sanctions over the detention of Alexei Navalny and a crackdown against his supporters, DW (Deutsche Welle) has reported.
The greatest challenger to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rule is a man [...]

New Davos on New Jobs

By Nik Martin (DW) - The digital and automation revolution has accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic. Business leaders at the virtual World Economic Forum are grappling with what to do about the millions left jobless.

The Davos forum warned global unemployment will remain high without major investment in education and skills upgrading

Around 150 million people in developing [...]

Start With Conspiracy Theories

WebPublicaPress (New York) DW (Berlin) – Prominent German Jewish figures have warned of the danger of conspiracy theories and rising anti-Semitism during the Bundestag’s annual Holocaust memorial service, DW (Deutsche Welle) reported within it’s tribute coverage of the Remembrance Day service which marks 76 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.

The German Bundestag commemorated the [...]

Vaccine Honest Talks

By Alexander Freund (DW News) - Vaccines are safe and save lives. The rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines has people asking questions. Here is an overview of the reactions and side effects you can expect. Millions of people worldwide are hoping for a vaccination against the coronavirus  in the near future. Vaccines have been found safe and approved by [...]

When Brandt Made History

By Peter Hille, Rosalia Romaniec, Ralf Bosen (DW – Deutsche Welle) – On December 7, 1970, German Chancellor Willy Brandt fell to his knees at the memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto. The “Warsaw Genuflection” opened the way to reconciliation, but some today dismiss it as an “empty gesture.” 

Willy Brandt’s genuflection in Warsaw was a moment that [...]

UN In Post-Pandemic Era

By Erol Avdovic – UNITED NATIONS (WEBPUBLICAPRESS) – When UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in his annual statement on the 75th General Assembly session warned against “vaccinationalism”, he hit the very heart of the problem. In the era of “apps” (a software programs that we use online or on our mobile devices, even we are not fully [...]

Credit Algorithms and Poverty

HRW Press (London) – The United Kingdom government’s rigid insistence on automating Universal Credit threatens the rights of people most at risk of poverty, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. A comprehensive redesign of how the government calculates the social security benefit is urgently needed to restore people’s rights to a decent standard of [...]

What is Democratic Socialism

Viewpoint by Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir - MARRAKECH (IDN) – The phrase “Democratic Socialism” continues to find its way into current national and political discourse of the United States. Vermont Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders embraces the term, while his opponents, both from within his own party as well as on the Republican aisle, are using [...]

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